Throughout the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS, water has played a key political role both as a weaponized resource and as something that acted as a location for potential peacebuilding.
In this event, we invite two recent contributors to International Affairs to look back at the impacts of water on the conflict and explore what role it can play in ongoing regional peacebuilding efforts.
The International Affairs Webinar Series provides readers and Chatham House members the opportunity to discuss pertinent topics with experts in the field. The series’ panellists are recent International Affairs authors who will discuss their research and answer questions you have about its impact on your business, policy measures or area of interest.
Professor Aysegül Kibaroglu, Chair, Department of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University, Istanbul
Dr Ramazan Caner Sayan, Postdoctoral Fellow in Water Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)
Discussant: Dr Azzam Alwash, Founder and CEO, Nature Iraq, Member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Iraq – Sulaimani, and Goldman Environmental Prize Laureate
Chair: Glada Lahn, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House